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esteem

es·teem

esteem

 
pronunciation:
ih stim
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
Word History
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: esteemed, esteeming, esteems
definition 1: to have a high opinion of; respect; honor.
I esteem friendship more than money.
synonyms:
admire, honor, prize, respect, revere, value, venerate
antonyms:
abominate, despise, disesteem
similar words:
appreciate, approve of, cherish, commend, consider, favor, laud, praise, reverence
definition 2: to regard in a particular way; consider; judge.
The captain esteemed it likely that the storm would strike soon.
synonyms:
consider, deem, judge, regard, think of
similar words:
believe, conclude, figure, hold, opine, suppose
 
part of speech: noun
definition: high opinion; favorable judgment; respect.
We're giving her a plaque as a token of our esteem for her.
synonyms:
admiration, honor, regard, respect, veneration
antonyms:
abomination, contempt, disesteem, disrespect, opprobrium
similar words:
appreciation, approval, awe, estimation, favor, reputation, reverence, wonder
Word History
Esteem is from a Latin word that means "to fix the price or value of." The meaning "respect for a person" was first used in the 1500s.